October 2006Edit


The following was posted to the fishfolk mailing list:

Oman Fish Quality Control Centre is searching for an expert in Fish Quality with the following term of references

The expert shall assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in pursuit of further development of the omani seafood business. The work programme shall include, but not be limited to

  • Review of current legislation on seafood production and quality control, the implementation status of international standards (Codex alimentarius), and EU directives.
  • Suggest modifications to present practices and facilitate the application and effective use of above-mentioned, as appropriate.
  • Supervise implementation of the HACCP concept by the seafood Processing Plants.
  • Deploy seafood quality analysis programmes for quality control purposes to help to achieve lab accreditation.
  • Execute staff training programmes on issues in seafood quality, quality control, quality inspection, and quality analyses.
  • Execute training programmes for quality Controllers of the processing plants in seafood quality, quality control, quality analyses….etc.
  • Generate, where possible, statistical data analyses from data files relating to quality control accumulated by the Quality Control unit of the Fishery Quality Control Center.
  • Promote research collaborations between Ministry, University Colleges and industry.
  • Conduct research on Quality related issues and promote publications.

The applications should be sent to the following address

Nashwa AL-Mazrooei
Director of Fishery Quality Control Center
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
P.O.Box 467 Muscat P.C.113
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: + 968 738611
Fax: + 968 738222
Email: nashwa.almazrooei@
or: aalkhatri@

July 2006Edit


Integrated Statistics is looking for a data quality fisheries biologist in Falmouth, MA. Please see the full advertisement under employment opportunites at

Thank you,

Laura Shulman


Please direct any inquiries to Keith Symington at the address below.



Kimberly S. Davis
Marine Conservation Program
World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street NW
Washington DC 20037


WWF VIETNAM, VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Marine Programme Officer – Sustainable Fisheries

WWF, the conservation organization, has a global network active in 96 countries. In line with its objective of meeting conservation targets related to marine fisheries and aquaculture, as well as inter-related livelihood, poverty-reduction and governance objectives, WWF Greater Mekong - Vietnam Country Programme is seeking a marine Programme (Fisheries) Officer (Vietnamese National). The chief responsibilities of this important and challenging position will include:

Providing in-country research and project activities related to socio-economic review and case study on fisheries investments and strategies for poverty alleviation Identifying opportunities and models for mainstreaming sustainable, equitable fisheries into development strategies Provide technical and outreach support to WWF Vietnam’s activities related to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-certification of candidate fisheries in Vietnam Provide technical and stakeholder outreach support to WWF Vietnam’s marine protected area (MPA) activities Work with Marine Programme, government partners and local stakeholders to establish sustainable models of aquaculture/mariculture operations Work with Marine Programme, government partners and local stakeholders to secure more sustainable fisheries coast-wide, including adopting an Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) framework for identified fisheries, and initiatives related to mitigating sea turtle by-catch in Vietnamese fisheries

Qualifications – Essential:

Vietnamese national
Bachelor degree in relevant field i.e. fisheries management, economics, resource management, geography etc.
At least two years practical work experience in fisheries and/or aquaculture management in Vietnam, including experience in research and data collection, socio-economic studies, stakeholder liaison, community fisheries development and ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management and/or aquaculture “best practices” standards
Good understanding of community development, sustainable livelihood and poverty reduction issues in Vietnam, particularly as related to fisheries and aquaculture development
Strong research and analytical skills; experience in technical scientific writing
Good communication, facilitation and liaison skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-stakeholder setting and to build good relationships with government partners
Familiar with fisheries operations, fisheries management issues and related institutional arrangements in Vietnam
Ability to work under own initiative and to meet agreed deadlines; willingness to travel
Practical computer abilities
Working understanding of English language

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV by Monday 17th of July 2006, in English, to Mr. Keith Symington (Marine Programme Coordinator) by email, or by fax to 4 736 6376

For information concerning WWF Greater Mekong and its projects in Vietnam, consult our web site at . Only short-listed candidates will be notified.